verb (used with object), en·cour·aged, en·cour·ag·ing.
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Due to the pandemic crisis, shopping may look a little diffrent this year and online browsing is encouraged to avoid large crowds.Zoe Kravits Chats About The Holiday YSL Beauty Collection|Nandi Howard|November 20, 2020|Essence.com
One good thing about the pandemic is people have been at home clearing out their stuff, so we’re seeing a lot of donations, and we’re encouraging people to come buy local.‘Can’t eat a gift card’: Rural food banks fight to put turkeys on the table|Kyle Swenson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Children older than 2 are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering when possible.Virginia’s coronavirus numbers are rising. Here’s what you need to know.|Antonio Olivo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“I would encourage all of you to go home and actually read Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist 68,” Ellis said at the lectern.Rudy Giuliani’s post-election meltdown starts to become literal|Dan Zak, Josh Dawsey|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
I encourage my young grands to play with modeling clay and to use scissors.Hints From Heloise: Staples to have on hand in the pantry|Heloise Heloise|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
States were encouraged and allowed to lower standards to make it appear they were improving.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The feminist movement has encouraged women that they can initiate romantic relationships, too.Random Hook-Ups or Dry Spells: Why Millennials Flunk College Dating|Ellie Schaack|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His belief that officers really did find his fingerprints at the scene seems to have encouraged his false confession.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She says her family encouraged her to join and she, in turn, encouraged her own children.
Only 7.6 percent of victims were encouraged by BJU staff to report their abuse to the police.
Smoking is encouraged in the family and the children are early taught the custom.
She found no consolation in the fact that she had been encouraged to do as she had done by those who claimed to love her.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
All are commanded, and believers are encouraged to unite in various capacities in Covenanting.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
Many will be shamed into apology, who would annoy you for hours, if you encouraged them by acts of rudeness on your own part.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley
The seclusion in which she lived encouraged deep musings upon these vast inequalities of life.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott